The library gratefully accepts donations by check or online. To make a donation by check, please mail your check, payable to Glen Ellyn Public Library, to our mail contact address or bring the check in to the Library Services or 2nd Floor Information desk. Please note any special designation, such as Compassion Fund or Gift Book in the memo area of the check.
To make a donation online, please use the donate button below. Please note any special designation, such as Compassion Fund or Gift Book in the “Write a note (Optional)” field on the payment.
As part of the library’s mission to serve the community, and because we are a designated warming center where people can come to find safe refuge from extreme weather, the library has recognized an opportunity to provide some unique community services. Our Compassion Fund currently
- provides vouchers for use at The Cafe to Glen Ellyn Walk-In Ministry
- helps provide supplies for the Community Cupboard
To make a donation to the Compassion Fund, you can donate by check or use the Donate button below.
The Community Cupboard is a door-less cabinet in the lobby near the Library Services Desk that contains free items available to anyone who needs them. Available items vary depending on donations. The containers are intentionally not labeled, and the bins are clear so that people can identify the contents. People are encouraged to help themselves to items they need.
The Community Cupboard is totally donation based. No tax money is used to purchase the free items in the Community Cupboard. To donate items, please use the Glen Ellyn Public Library (GEPL) Community Cupboard Amazon wish list .
Honor someone on any occasion by donating a book to the library in their name. The library will affix a personalized bookplate to the book(s) added to the collection using your donation.
To make a donation for gift books, please
- Make your donation by check or use the Donate button above.
- Complete the form below.